This listing of all the subdivision, condominium, cemetery and transportation project plats
in Dane County is offered for your convenience. We export the information from our iDoc
database and it is updated daily. If there is the word (NOTE) in parentheses, it is not part
of the name. Instead, it explains unusual features of that plat in a brief message to our
indexers to use as they index legal descriptions. These notes may also be of benefit to those
who prepare legal documents for recording.
You may use this list to make certain that your desired name for a subdivision plat or
condominium has not been taken. Obviously, there can be no duplicates within the county, and
it is best to avoid using a name that is very similar to another name already in use.
You may also use this list to check the correct spelling of a plat. Be certain to specify the
first, second, third, etc., addition to a subdivision plat since these are actually totally
different plats and separate from the original plat with that name. Example:
- JOHNSONS SUBD
- JOHNSONS SUBD - 1ST ADDN
However, this is not true of condo addendums. Condominiums may be expanded or otherwise
modified many times with addendums and they are still considered the same condominium. The
legal description is always expressed as the condo unit number and condo name, never by an
addendum to this condo. (We only put addendums in our database to give the volume and page.)
If the word "REMOVED" is next to a plat name, do not use it as it is no longer a valid plat.
However, you cannot use the same name over again, even for plats that have been removed. You
must find a new plat name if you are developing a new plat for a client. This was not always
the case but the law was changed to disallow duplicate names.